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Alasdair Gray

ALASDAIR GRAY  (1934 - )

Nationality:    Scottish
email:    n/a     Website:    Click here

Literary Agent:    Rogers, Coleridge & White Ltd  


http://alasdairgray.blogspot.com/ Earns his living as an artist, painter of murals, novelist, non-fiction writer & playwright

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Agnes Belfrage         Answer, The         Beloved         Dialogue         Fall Of Kelvin Walker, The         Fleck         Gadfly, The         Golden Key, The         Goodbye Jimmy         History Maker, The         Homeward Bound         Honesty         In The Boiler Room         Lanark         Loss Of The Golden Silence         Man Who Knew About Electricity, The         Martin         Mavis Belfrage         Mcgrotty And Ludmilla         Near The Driver         Night Off, The         Pie Of Damocles         Poor Things         Portrait Of A Playwright         Quiet People         Rumpus Room, The         Sam Lang And Miss Watson         Story Of A Recluse, The         Strathaven Revolution, The         Thomas Muir Of Huntershill         Tickly Mince         Today And Yesterday         Unfinished Play, An         Working Legs



Agnes Belfrage

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1st Produced:
-    1969-76, n.d.

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Genre:
Various drafts/versions

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: alasdair Gray - acc.9247/7-8

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Answer, The

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
-    ?1970

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-   -

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Genre:
BBC typescript

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: alasdair Gray - acc.8799/48

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Beloved

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1st Produced:
-    1975-6, n.d.

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Genre:
Various drafts/versions

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: alasdair Gray - acc.9247/25

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Dialogue

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1st Produced:
Gateway Theatre, Edinburgh    1971

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Scottish Theatre Press, 1971   -

Music:
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Genre:
Short Sexual Comedy One act

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: alasdair Gray - acc.9247/10

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Fall Of Kelvin Walker, The

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1st Produced:
Glasgow art School Drama Society    1967

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1st Published:
http://www.alasdairgray.co.uk/plays/kelvin_play002.htm,    -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Fable of the Sixties

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  extras

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: alasdair Gray - acc.9417/78

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Fleck

Synopsis:
alasdair Gray, now better known as a novelist, had five plays networked by English television, seven broadcast by BBC Scotland and three in theatres between 1968 and 1977. Since adolescence he has been obsessed with Goethe's Tragedy of Faust, and in 2007 wrote Fleck, a modern version. To celebrate Gray's astonishing contribution to Scottish literature, the closing event of the 2011 Book Festival is the first public reading of the whole play featuring writers and actors. Narrated by Liz Lochhead, with performances by alan Bissett, Ron Butlin, Chiew Siah Tei, Regi Claire, Janice Galloway, Rodge Glass, alasdair Gray, a L Kennedy, David MacLennan, Ian Rankin, Will Self, Zoe Strachan and Louise Welsh, as well as actors Cora Bissett, Paul Birchard and Gerda Stevenson.

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1st Produced:
Main Theatre, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh    29 Aug 2011

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Genre:
piece 45 min

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Gadfly, The

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1st Produced:
-    1976-86

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Genre:
Various drafts/versions

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: alasdair Gray - acc.9247/26-27

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Golden Key, The

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1st Produced:
-    1976, n.d.

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Genre:
Radio script

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: alasdair Gray - acc.9247/15

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Goodbye Jimmy

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
Oran Mor leisure centre, Glasgow    2006

Organisations:
Play, Pie and Pint Series

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play One act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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History Maker, The

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1st Produced:
-    1965

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Genre:
Manuscripts, typescripts and proofs

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: alasdair Gray - acc.11203/1-12

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Homeward Bound

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
Pool Lunch Hour Theatre, Edinburgh    1973

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Bloomsbury in 'Ten Tales Tall and True', 1993   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Trio for Female Chauvanists

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: alasdair Gray - acc.9247/19

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Honesty

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
-    1970

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
Various drafts/versions

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: alasdair Gray - acc.9247/11

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In The Boiler Room

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
-    1972

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
Television play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: alasdair Gray - acc.10371/10(3)

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Lanark

Synopsis:
Lanark is about love, longing and loneliness; art, madness, freedom and God. The story unravels the destinies of its twin heroes:Lanark - at war with the uncaring politics of his strange future-world; and Duncan Thaw - at war with himself in post-war Scotland

Notes:
based on Alasdair Gray's book.

1st Produced:
-    1995

Organisations:
TaG Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  doubling

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: alastair Cording - acc.11295

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Loss Of The Golden Silence

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
Pool Lunch Hour Theatre, Edinburgh    1973

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Contained in: "a Gray Play Book" published by Luath Press Ltd
Short story version published by Bloomsbury under the same title in Gray's collection Tell Tales Tall and True, 1993   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Sexual Duet One act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: alasdair Gray - acc.9247/17

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Man Who Knew About Electricity, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-    1973

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
Manuscript

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: alasdair Gray - acc.9247/21

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Martin

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-    1972

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Schools' television play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: alasdair Gray - acc.10371/11(3)

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Mavis Belfrage

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
at a conference in Newbattle abbey, Midlothian.    1975

Organisations:
Scottish Society of Playwrights

1st Published:
Bloomsbury as Mavis Belfrage' with 5 shorter tales., 1996   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Romance of the Sixties

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Mcgrotty And Ludmilla

Synopsis:
a Political Pantomime of the Thatcher Era

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Contained in: "a Gray Play Book" published by Luath Press Ltd
as novel by Dog and Bone, Glasgow, 1990   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Political Pantomime or the Modern aladdin

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  doubling

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: alasdair Gray - acc.9247/23-24

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Near The Driver

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-    1982-4, n.d.

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
Various drafts/versions

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: alasdair Gray - acc.9247/30

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Night Off, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-    1966-71, n.d.

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Various drafts/versions

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: alasdair Gray - acc.9247/13

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Pie Of Damocles

Synopsis:
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Notes:
written in collaboration with Liz Lochhead, Tom Leonard And James kelman

1st Produced:
-    1983

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Review

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Poor Things

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-    1994-2002

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
Screenplay

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: alasdair Gray - acc.12557/5-13

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Portrait Of A Playwright

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-    ?1979

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Documentary radio play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: alasdair Gray - acc.8799/58

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Quiet People

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-    1968

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Radio script

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: alasdair Gray - acc.9247/6

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Rumpus Room, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-    1976-7, n.d.

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Libretto

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: alasdair Gray - acc.9247/28

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Sam Lang And Miss Watson

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
Rutherglen Repertory Company    1973

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Contained in: "a Gray Play Book" published by Luath Press Ltd
Revised as fifth chapter of Something Leather', a novel published by Jonathan Cape, 1990   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Sexual Comedy One act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: alasdair Gray - acc.9247/22

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Story Of A Recluse, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-    1987

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
MS and TS (film script)

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: alasdair Gray - acc.9417/87-88

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Strathaven Revolution, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-    1971-3, n.d.

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Television script

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: alasdair Gray - acc.9247/20

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Thomas Muir Of Huntershill

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-    1969-70

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Various drafts/versions

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: alasdair Gray - acc.9247/12

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Tickly Mince

Synopsis:
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Notes:
written in collaboration with Liz Lochhead And Tom Leonard

1st Produced:
Pleasance, Edinburgh    1982

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Review

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Today And Yesterday

Synopsis:
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Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    1972-6, n.d.

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Television script

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: alasdair Gray - acc.9247/29

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Unfinished Play, An

Synopsis:
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Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    n.d.

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
-

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: alasdair Gray - acc.11769/25

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Working Legs

Synopsis:
following an accident disabled man finds he can walk, a drawback in a society geared to its disabled majority, he is denied work and social contact

Notes:
music by David Young

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Birds Of Paradise Theatre Company

1st Published:
Dog and Bone Press, Glasgow, 1997   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play for People Without Them

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  2            Other:  extras

Further Reference:
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